November 6, 2016

Steampunk Sundays: Manners & Mutiny by Gail Carriger

Series: Finishing School 4
Format: Mobi
Release Date: November 3, 2015
Publisher: Little Brown Books
Source: Borrowed via Public Library
Genre: Steampunk | Young Adult

If one must flirt…flirt with danger.

Lessons in the art of espionage aboard Mademoiselle Geraldine’s floating dirigible have become tedious without Sophronia’s sweet sootie Soap nearby. She would much rather be using her skills to thwart the dastardly Picklemen, yet her concerns about their wicked intentions are ignored, and now she’s not sure whom to trust. What does the brusque werewolf dewan know? On whose side is the ever-stylish vampire Lord Akeldama? Only one thing is certain: a large-scale plot is under way, and when it comes to fruition, Sophronia must be ready to save her friends, her school, and all of London from disaster—in decidedly dramatic fashion, of course.

What will become of our proper young heroine when she puts her years of training to the test? Find out in this highly anticipated and thrilling conclusion to the New York Times bestselling Finishing School series!

The end of an era marks the beginning of a new one. That is if you're following the timeline of Carriger's Steampunk universe. Although Finishing School released after her Parasol Protectorate, the former is a prequel in case you're unfamiliar with Gail Carriger and this wonderful alternate Victorian world she penned. 

MANNERS & MUTINY concluded this storyline with much aplomb. The books, along with the characters, have grown so much since Etiquette & Espionage. Sophronia has mastered the art of spying including the rest of her class. I felt like their aunt looking on with pride as they put into practice all the lessons they learned and averted a humongous disaster! This last installment is filled to the brim with more revelations, breathtaking action, and basically setting up what is to be Parasol Protectorate. No storyline was left hanging, even Bumbersnoot got his own happy ending!

So really it's not goodbye as GCarriger keeps expanding this world with Custard Protocol. Makes it easier to move forward and just keep following whatever adventure GC has in store for us. 

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  1. Ohhh I remember being really interested in this series a while ago but then I kinda forgot about it. It sounds really good though and I dont read enough Steampunk. Great review!

  2. Always good when a book closes a series out strong. I just started the adult series, but I plan to get to these eventually.

  3. Sounds like a really interesting series.

  4. I still need to try this series. I've really enjoyed your reviews for it. I will have to see about fitting it into my schedule. Great review.

    Melanie @ Hot Listens & Rabid Reads

  5. Aww, I love Bumbersnoot and now I'm really looking forward to reading this! I binge read the other 3 books when I got them as a Kindle Daily Deal but just haven't gotten around to finishing up Finishing School, haha! I'm eager to see what you think of the Custard Protocol books!

  6. I wasn't a big fan ofthe first one but maybe I should try more

  7. Glad you enjoyed this one, sorry I've been MIA, my feed was a beeotch and didn't show me your posts!!!

  8. I really really need to get back into her books. She really is the only steampunk writer I really like (and her narrators rock too) :)

  9. Oh my goodness, that sounds so good! I'd way rather be reading a good book...okay, that's not true. I'd be sad if I missed out on rubbing shoulders with my bloggies, but maybe AFTER that.

  10. always so sad when a series comes to a close, but it sends like it wrapped up on the high note which is nice to hear since sometimes it can go the other way and leave us frustrated. Plus, character growth, yay

  11. This series seems like such a long one! I'm so glad that you enjoyed it right until the end Braine.

  12. I haven't read this series, although I did pick up the first book in her other series. I enjoyed it well enough, but never got back to her books. I love seeing characters grow and change over the course of the series. Glad to hear things got wrapped up nicely and it sounds like this was a good ending to the series.

  13. Woohoo! Yay for this one being good, too. Love the series and have been on the library wait list for the audio for this one for freaking ever. lol

  14. Looks like this was the perfect ending to the series! All wrapped up nicely!

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